No, I'm not talking about my hair - in fact, I am one of the few people that I know who has never died their hair! I know, terribly boring, but what can I say, the maintenance is too expensive for my taste.
The point of this post was to talk a little bit about my very best friend in the world, Amber. We have been friends for about 10 years now, and she is truly that person that (I know, it's corny), I never miss a beat with. Even though we don't see or talk to each other as often as back in our high school days (sorry ladies, I know this wasn't actually high school, but the pic was necessary), she is still my closest friend, a "sister by choice."
Why am I bragging about her?
Well, there are two VERY important reasons for this!!
#1 - tomorrow is her 25th birthday!! (join the club Amber, "congratulations, you've officially reached your mid-twenties!") So, I wanted to give her a special shout out, and wish her a very happy birthday, even though I won't be there to help her celebrate this year!
#2 - Amber just got engaged to a wonderful, wonderful man (did I mention that I love the two of them together?)
I was on a little vacay with my Mom and sister at our Florida house and got a phone call from Amber while out to dinner. I even said to my Mom and sister, "every time Amber has called me in the last month or so, I have been expecting the big announcement." And, sure enough, she immediately announces (skipping the "Hi, how are you's" obviously) that she is "ENGAGED!"
Well, I practically burst into tears right there at the dinner table. There is truly something to be said about the amount of happiness and love that you can feel for your closest friends, and this was definitely one of those moments for me.
So again, Congratulations to Amber & Phil! I wish you a long, happy life together, and cannot wait to share in the planning of your special day.
(Oh, and did I mention how much I love her new bling?!)